Chow Mein Recipe

Quick and easy stir-fried Chow Mein noodles with chicken, shrimp, vegetables with the best Chow Mein sauce. This is an authentic Chinese noodle recipe that is better than Panda Express or takeouts.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chow Mein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 338 kcal


  • 8 oz. steamed chow mein or fresh chow mein noodles
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 oz. chicken, cut into thin strips
  • 6 shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 stalks scallions, cut into 2-inch strips


  1. Soak the steamed chow mein in cold water for about 5 minutes. Rinse a few times until the water turns clear and the chow mein is soft. Drain the excess water and set aside. (Don't over soak the chow mein or the noodles will get limpy and soggy.)
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, dark soy sauce and water together. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a skillet or wok with the oil. Add in the garlic and stir-fry until light brown or aromatic. Add the chicken and shrimp and stir fry until they are half cooked. Add the shredded cabbage and carrot into the wok and do a few quick stirs. Add the noodles and the soy sauce mixture. Continue to stir fry until the noodles are well combined with the soy sauce mixture and completely cooked through. Add the chopped scallions, do a few final stirs, dish out and and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Chow Mein Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 1146mg50%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1890IU38%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.